Broadway fans, get ready for another season of Tony Award-winning musicals and theatre at the Walton Arts Center.
Arts center officials last week announced five shows as part of their 2014-15 Broadway Season, including Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Camelot, Nice Work if you Can Get it, Slava’s Snowshow, and Once.
Subscription packages including all five shows can be renewed or reserved now, and single tickets to individual shows will be available this summer. This year, subscription packages are priced for subscribers to buy four shows, and get the fifth for free.
For more information about the Broadway Series and ticket options, visit waltonartscenter.org.
Descriptions courtesy of Walton Arts Center
Nice Work If You Can Get It
Oct. 21-Oct. 26
Nice Work If You Can Get It is a 1920s-era feel-good musical comedy with outrageous characters that end up in New York to celebrate a wedding but things don’t go exactly as planned.
This musical had its first run in 2012 and features a treasure trove of George and Ira Gershwin’s most beloved songs like “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off” and “Someone to Watch Over Me.”
The creative team includes songbook by Tony winner Joe DiPietro (Memphis) and direction and choreography by three-time Tony winner Kathleen Marshall (Anything Goes).
Jan. 20-25, 2015
Slava, the original Cirque du Soleil’s clown genius, is known as the “best clown in the world,” and his snow show is celebrated as a classic theater experience.
Slava’s Snowshow is intended to take us back to childhood dreams, to create joy and sad and, above all else, to make us laugh. The Guardian describes Slava’s Snowshow by calling it, “utterly breathtaking, the stage effects are dazzling…suddenly the audience is young, innocent and transported with delight.”
This show is full of vibrant images, delightful comedy, enchanting music and snow — lots and lots of snow.
Feb. 17-22, 2015
Camelot is the classic story, as you’ve never seen it before! Revisit the time-honored legend of King Arthur, Lancelot and the Knights of the Round Table in an enchanting fable in this four-time Tony Award-winning show.
Camelot tells the story of the legend of King Arthur, who rules his kingdom with new ideals, bringing peace to a troubled land. But when his beautiful new Queen Guinevere and the dashing Sir Lancelot, his most trusted knight, give in to their passion for one another, one of the most fabled love triangles of all time ensues.
This story of pageantry and betrayal has never been so captivating in this intimate and fresh piece of theater.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
March 10-15, 2015
Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is the irresistible family musical about the biblical story of Joseph, his 11 brothers and the coat of many colors.
This magical musical stars former-American Idol contestant and Broadway star, Ace Young, as Joseph.
Directed and choreographed by Tony Award-winner Andy Blankenbuehler, this new production will also feature Broadway/television star Diana DeGarmo (Hairspray, Hair) as the narrator.
April 29-May 3, 2015
Once is the tale of a Dublin street musician who’s about to give up on his dream when, suddenly, a beautiful young woman takes an interest in his haunting love songs.
As their romance grows, his music reaches incredible new heights, but their unlikely connection turns out to be deeper and more complex than your everyday love story.
This show has earned eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and features actors who play their own instruments onstage. Once was also adapted from the critically-acclaimed film and is an unforgettable story about going for your dreams and never living in fear.